Temporary Urbanism: Experimenting to plan? Or planning for experimentation?


Chang, Robin (EPK)
Seminar | 2 SWS | English

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Tuesdays 12:15 13:45 GB I/ 301 02.04.2019 09.07.2019

Please note that the first physical session is on Thursday, April 9th. Please contact the lecturer for details on information that has already been sent out to participants on April 1, 2019.

Course Objectives

By the end of the seminar, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the origins and development of temporary urbanism as a concept and planning approach.
  2. Characterise and define elements that facilitate practices and processes of temporary urbanism.
  3. Critically reflect on the challenges and opportunities of implementing temporary urbanism.


Short Course Summary

Low-risk, incremental, short-term, inexpensive, urban intervention and potentially long-term improvement: not quite a slogan, but convincing catchphrases for which temporary urbanism (TU) is now known. The rise of attention to small-scale, urban practices at the street and site scale are, compared to traditional and bureaucratic planning practices, easier means to “more substantial investments” and greater “larger scale efforts”. But how do temporary measure build or improve upon existing practices and processes? And what are the factors that drive and impede the ephemeral approach to urban regeneration? In this course students will be encouraged to build upon their existing knowledge of planning practices and processes and break down the stakeholders, instruments involved in temporary land use initiatives as illustrated below. The examination of current (and local) case studies will help students to apply their learning and contribute to practical projects.